Bruderer UK lands £500,000 Harwin deal

Bruderer UK lands £500,000 Harwin deal

A deal to supply a second high-speed precision stamping press to Harwin was the highlight of MACH 2016 for Bruderer UK.

The press manufacturer, which has offices in Birmingham and Luton, signed the £500,000 contract at the event, which will see them provide a new stamping press to Harwin in June.

Featuring industry-leading technology, the machine will help the Portsmouth-based electronics component specialist increase capacity, develop new products and support plans for 20% growth year-on-year.

Adrian Haller, managing director of Bruderer UK, said: “MACH was one of the busiest shows I’ve been to and we had lots of interest in our technology, our relationship with Zani presses and the introduction of Biegema (experts in bending and forming of complicated parts) products to our range,”

“The headline news was completing a deal with Harwin to supply a second Bruderer BSTA 280-75 B2, two years on from when it first invested in this machine at MACH 2014.”

He continued: “We have been working with the company for more than 32 years and understand the technical capability and accuracy it is looking to achieve…two attributes Bruderer presses deliver in abundance.

“The latest £500,000 order comes just a month after we announced a £10m contract with Sertec and paves the way for 2016 to be a record breaking year for us.”

Harwin, which manufactures high reliability connectors and innovative PCB hardware, is expecting the new press to help it increase efficiencies and attack new opportunities in aerospace, instrumentation and industrial markets.

Paul McGuinness, operations director at Harwin, said: “This is the second Bruderer BSTA 275-75 B2 with BPG we’ve purchased. The first one had a major impact on the business, as it enabled us to do away with a separate development press.”